UFC books short-notice fight between Bobby Green and Jim Miller

Daniel Cunningham
May 14, 2016; Curitiba, PR, Brazil; A view of the octagon ring before UFC 198 at Arena Atletico Paranaense. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 258 has added a very solid lightweight contest to it’s card. MMA Junkie was first to report this afternoon that the promotion has booked a fight between “King” Bobby Green (27-11-1) and Jim “A-10” Miller (32-15, 1 NC).

The news of this fight between lightweight veterans comes on the heels of learning that the co-main between Chris Weidman and Uriah Hall is off. No word yet on if this fight will end up on the UFC 258 main card.

Jim Miller is as tough as they come and he’s been with the UFC since 2008. Miller just keeps on going at 37 years old and competed inside the octagon three times during 2020. However, Miller only went 1-2 in those three fights.

That 1-2 stretch followed a 2019 that saw Miller go 2-0 inside the octagon. While not at the top of the division, Miller has still proved that he’s a tough out in the UFC‘s lightweight division. We last saw him at UFC 252 when he lost a decision to Vinc Pichel.

UFC Resurgence for The King

Heading into 2020, Bobby Green didn’t know if he was going to compete in the UFC anymore. Green was flirting with retirement after several decisions had gone against him and he had gone 1-5-1 in his previous seven fights.

The King decided to take a fight in the middle of the year against veteran Clay Guida. Green was able to pickup a decision win. He then followed that fight up with two additional wins to put him on a three-fight win streak.

Green decided to take one more fight inside the octagon in 2020 against Thiago Moises. That night, Green came up short and his UFC winning streak was halted at three. However, going 3-1 in 2020 has motivated Green to try and climb back up the ranks.

It’s amazing that these two veterans have never crossed paths despite their lengthy runs with the promotion. Well, we will finally get to see the two of them square off at UFC 258 in what promises to be a very fun matchup at 155.